Event Information

PORTLAND’S PARTY IN THE STREETS!

It’s Portland’s largest Fun Run!  Join an estimated 4000 runners for the 39th anniversary of the Starlight Run, a 5k (3.1-mile) run on the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade route on Saturday evening in front of more than 250,000 spectators. In the last 38 years, more than 135,000 runners have covered more than 365,000 miles of fun in this sanctioned Rose Festival event!

DATE, RULES AND SAFETY

Starlight Night, Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:45 p.m.

The Starlight Run starts at 7:45 p.m. Saturday evening, June 3.  (Costume contest pre-judging begins at 6:30 p.m.).  The event is open to runners of all ages and able to maintain a 14 minute per mile or faster pace.  Walking the route is not permitted because of parade restrictions.  View the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade immediately after the run.

PLEASE NOTE:  Safety searches of any bag larger than the size of a football may take place at the field entrances.

WHERE

Downtown Portland

The event starts and finishes at the Lincoln High School field between SW Jefferson and SW Salmon on SW 16th, on the west side of the school.

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged. See our Registration page AFTER MARCH 1, 2017for complete information.  

COSTUME CONTEST

Join the fun in the prize-filled costume contest.  Categories for youth, individuals and groups.  You must be a registered participant to enter.  Find all the details here.

LIVE MUSIC RETURNS!  

We'll have you ready to party with music all evenin.  

TRANSPORTATION

It's parade night too, so traffic will be busy in downtown Portland.  Plan on carpooling to the run or take Tri Met or MAX Light Rail (to the King's Hill OR Providence Park station) downtown.  Schedules may change on this special evening.  Call Tri Met at 503-238-RIDE or check their website for more information (trimet.org).

WARM WEATHER ALERT

It is an evening event,  but prepared for warm weather and high humidity.  Pace yourself accordingly.  Most of the downtown course is in the shade of tall buildings.  Water will be available at the start and finish areas, but NOT along the 3.1-mile course. Bringing your OWN filled bottle or camelback along the run course is allowed -  please remember to dispose of any bottles appropriately.

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